Forgive us for taking so long to update this blog! Our last update was in early July, which was almost 6 months ago. A lot has been happening at Essmart to keep us away from our computers, and given that we don’t have anyone to focus on our blog. We know that’s no real excuse, though.
Here’s an update on our numbers:
Number of distribution centers: 4 (Pollachi, Anthiyur, Mettupalayam, Karur)
Number of stores in our network: 250+
Number of essential technologies sold through our network: 1650+
Number of employees: 31
Number of essential products in our catalogue: 26 in October 2013; 45 in January 2014
As you can see, we’ve been working very hard. We’re thankful for the team that’s been making it happen:
Additionally, Essmart has been recognized by two organizations for its work in essential technology dissemination. Jackie and Diana were named as 2013 Echoing Green Fellows, and Essmart was awarded the first-ever D-Prize! You can read the Press section of our website to learn more about how others are recognizing Essmart’s work.
We’ve also been thinking through our experiences to distill lessons on social impact technology dissemination. These lessons have been presented in the forms of webinars and articles, which you can read in the Presentations and Publications section of our website.
That’s about it from us for now. We’ll continue updating when we can, so please subscribe to our blog or check back with us often. Our Facebook page and Twitter accounts are updated more frequently, so you can follow us through these avenues to get the most up to date news.
All the best,
The Essmart Team